Visa and Immigration Procedures to Cyprus
Cyprus is a member of the Schengen Agreement but has not fully implemented it. EU and EFTA residents only need their ID card to enter the country. However, there are many countries outside of the EU that have a visa exemption and nationals of these countries can enter Cyprus without a visa. Please double check with your embassy for the latest news and procedures.
Things/Items Allowed into Cyprus
Travelers may import without customs duty 250 grams of tobacco, 200 individual cigarettes or 50 cigars, 2 liters of alcoholic beverages, and 2 liters of wine.
Things/Items Forbidden out of Cyprus
Things/Items Forbidden into Cyprus
Voice of Travelers to Cyprus
Cyprus aboard cruise ship
We visited Cyprus last winter during our Caribbean cruise. We bought the ticket for the cruise ship in Beirut. The ticket included seven nights on the ship. The only thing that was not included was a flight ticket from Malaga back to Beirut. We spent two days in Cyprus, mostly on its pristine beaches. It was probably the highlight of our whole cruise -- Cyprus is breath-taking in its beauty. We would have cruised the Caribbean for much longer, and we were sad that the trip from Malaga to Beirut was by plane. However, El Al took excellent care of us. Even though we had a minor mishap on our part (we forgot to print our airfare ticket) everyone at the airport was very nice and helpful.
Aboard Fly Cyprus Airways
We found a cheap vacation deal for Cyprus. It included an airfare ticket, seven nights in a hotel, and a bus ticket from our home town to the airport. Unfortunately, the troubles started long before we arrived in Cyprus when our ticket was cancelled by the ticket company. We had a new ticket issued through Cyprus Airways. We were delayed at Athens Airport due to our plane's technical issues. We did purchase insurance with the airfare ticket, and it covered the night in the airport before we could board the airplane. The airplane was an old one with very limited services. After this experience, we tried to cancel our return ticket from Cyprus and get a new one with the previous company, but we were unable. Once our vacation in Cyprus was over, we flew back to Athens on Cyprus Airways. On this flight we traveled without any problems.
Cyprus Travelers' Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is the best month for visiting Cyprus?
A. The best season in Cyprus is in the summer. August and September are the two months when the weather in Cyprus is the most stable, without much rain and with pleasant temperatures.
Q. What is Cyprus known for?
A. Cyprus is known for clean waters and pristine, sandy beaches. Cyprus is a haven of great food and well-known for olive oil, produced all around the country of Cyprus. Cyprus also produces its own alcohol called Zivania, similar to Greek Raki.
Cyprus - Direct Flights to Major Airports
Airports handling direct flights toLarnaca International Airport・Heathrow Airport (London)
・Charles de Gaulle Airport (Paris)
・Ben Gurion International Airport (Tel Aviv)
Flight Routes to Cyprus
Direct flights to Cyprus are operated by a number of European carriers as well as Cyprus Airways, the national airline of Cyprus. The main airport is the Larnaca International Airport.